Results 181–200 of 3199 for speaker:Ben Wallace

Written Answers — Home Office: Cryptography: Banks (24 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: I refer the hon. Member to the answer of 18 April 2017, UIN 69676.

Written Answers — Home Office: Weapons: Smuggling (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The UK will in due course be leaving the EU but the importance of law enforcement co-operation with our EU and global allies has not changed. We are exploring options for cooperation arrangements once the UK has left the EU. We will do what is necessary to keep people safe, but it would be wrong to set out unilateral positions on specific measures in advance of negotiations The threat...

Written Answers — Home Office: Social Media (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: This Government takes seriously the issue of online illegal content on social media platforms. Our Police Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) regularly refers online terrorist and extremist content that breaches social media companies terms and conditions for removal. So far they have secured the removal of over 250,000 pieces of terrorist content since February 2010. CTIRU...

Written Answers — Home Office: Community Security Trust (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Jewish Community Protective Security Grant makes funding available to all Jewish free, state and independent schools, colleges and nurseries to employ security guards during operating hours, and to improve security at many synagogues and other communal locations through the implementation of guarding and physical security measures. These funded security measures supplement existing site...

Written Answers — Home Office: Bashar al-Assad (21 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: As a matter of long standing policy and practice, the UK will neither confirm nor deny that an extradition request has been received until the person concerned is arrested in relation to the request. Further, the UK will neither confirm nor deny whether any requests have made been via Interpol for the arrest of an individual.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (20 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: Charges are a matter for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The National Crime Agency does not record the number of arrests or subsequent charges by Command and therefore it is not possible to provide this information. Activity that leads to charges is often the result of work undertaken by multiple units across the agency.

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (20 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: I intend to publish the response in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (20 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The most recent Annual Fraud Indicator published by the National Fraud Authority in 2013 estimated the loss to the UK economy from fraud to be £52 billion. We have made no later estimate of the cost of fraud to the UK economy. It is clear from other measures that fraud is a prevalent crime. The most recent figures published by the Office of National Statistics show that for the year...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cryptography (18 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government supports the use of encryption. Encryption plays an important role in promoting cyber security, the prevention of cyber-crime, and protecting information online. Strong encryption - as practiced by many of the biggest names online - is central to the working of the internet. But we must be clear that there is a balance to be struck. As those charged with keeping us all safe,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud (18 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: In response to part (a) of the question, City of London Police (CoLP) is the National Lead Force for Fraud, who also oversee the Action Fraud and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) Services. Action Fraud is the national reporting centre for all frauds and cyber crimes, whilst the NFIB performs analysis to link crimes, to then create crime packages, which are then sent to the most...

Written Answers — Home Office: Organised Crime: Northern Ireland (3 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: At the London Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016 the UK committed to establishing the new International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre (IACCC). The IACCC will be hosted by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) in London and will bring together specialist law enforcement officers from multiple foreign jurisdictions into a single location to coordinate the global law enforcement...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism: Cryptography (3 Apr 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Government is keen to ensure that the correct balance is struck between protecting information online and the need for our police and intelligence agencies to read, subject to appropriate authorisation, encrypted messages of those who plan and commit terrorist attacks and serious crimes when it is both necessary and proportionate to do so. We continue to work with all those with an...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime (31 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: Cyber Aware is HMG’s public awareness and behaviour change initiative on cyber security, developed by private and public stakeholder partners and coordinated by the Home Office’s Research, Information and Communications Unit. It is designed to make the UK a safer place to interact and do business online by increasing individual and SME adoption of safe online behaviours. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cryptography (30 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: This Government is clear that it is essential our law enforcement and security and intelligence services have the powers they need to keep people safe. We are also committed to taking robust action to tackle radicalisation online, counter the poisonous ideology promoted by extremists, and remove harmful terrorist related material from the internet. We have developed strong relationships...

Written Answers — Home Office: Telecommunications: Surveillance (28 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: The impact on current legislation of the ECJ Judgment of 21st Dec 2016 on data retention is still being considered by the Government.

Written Answers — Home Office: Antisemitism (23 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: During 1016-17 the Government provided a grant of £13.4m to support security measures for the Jewish Community. On 01 March I was pleased to announce a continuation of the grant at the same level for 2017-18. The Jewish Community Protective Security Grant makes funding available to all Jewish free, state and independent schools, colleges and nurseries to employ security guards during...

Written Answers — Home Office: Proceeds of Crime: Nigeria (17 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: The NCA does not hold information on the volume or value of assets which have been restrained, confiscated or subject to civil recovery or property freezing orders by the categories described in the question. The nationality of the individual is not routinely recorded, as it is not always possible to obtain it, and they do not differentiate on the basis of politically exposed persons.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (14 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: Since 2012, over 1000 vulnerable people have received support through Channel. Around a quarter of cases receiving support are for far right extremism. The Home Office intends to publish further Prevent and Channel data in the near future.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (14 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: The Home Office led a cross-Government review of the CONTEST strategy in 2016. The NSC has considered and approved recommendations. We will publish the new strategy shortly.

Written Answers — Home Office: Social Networking: National Security (14 Mar 2017)

Ben Wallace: We believe that companies such as social media platforms should proactively prevent their services from being abused by terrorists and other individuals who pose a threat to our national security by detecting and removing terrorist material. Where such material indicates there is an imminent threat to UK national security, they should report that content to our law enforcement or security and...

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